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Document 40 years after the Student Uprising in Soweto, 16 June 1976
WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was one of the keynote speakers along with government representatives and church leaders at the commemoration of the Soweto Uprising.
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Document Statement on US-Cuba relations
WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit comments on positive developments in relations between Cuba and the USA announced on 17 December 2014.
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Document WCC reaction to fresh sanctions against DPRK
The World Council of Churches (WCC) believes that the situation on the Korean peninsula fully warrants the serious and sustained attention of the international community. There is no other geographic context in which the risk of regionally and globally catastrophic conflict is greater, and no point in recent history when tensions in the region have been higher. It is of critical and urgent necessity that the risks of conflict be reduced, not heightened.
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Document Statement on US Presidential Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and its Impact on Refugees
Joint Statement of World Council of Churches (WCC), ACT Alliance (ACT) and The Lutheran World Federation on US Presidential Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and its Impact on Refugees
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Document The Relationship between Religion and the Public Square
Presentation by Dr Clare Amos, WCC programme executive for Inter-religious Dialogue and Cooperation, at the Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs 2016.
Located in Resources / / WCC programmes / Interreligious dialogue and cooperation
Document Statement from WCC-CCC-CLAI on US-Cuba relations
Statement from Cuban Council of Churches, the Latin American Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches USA, and the WCC urging normalization of Cuba-USA relations.
Located in Resources / / WCC programmes / Public Witness
Document WCC US Conference letter to the Gulf Coast
As hundreds of thousands of people from the US Gulf Coast have evacuated their homes, fleeing from Hurricane Gustav as they did from Katrina three years earlier, US churches keep praying and providing relief. They also denounce underlying social and economic conditions that make for the vulnerability of the region.
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Document WCC US Conference letter to President Obama
WCC US Conference letter to President Obama was prepared during the US Conference conference Annual Meeting by a panel of church leaders including Rev. Dr. Jeffery W. Carter, Rev. Dr. Gradye Parsons, Rev. Michael Livingston, Dr. Elizabeth Ferris, Rev. Dr. John H. Thomas, Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon. Drafting group: Bernice Powell Jackson, Gradye Parsons and Sharon Young, Kathryn Lohre, Lois Dauway and Leonid Kishkovsky.
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Document Statement on the Forced Displacement Crisis
The WCC Central Committee calls for more concerted and coordinated international action to resolve the root causes of forcible displacement of people.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Trondheim, 2016
Document A Call for Solidarity and Action for Puerto Rico
The WCC expresses its solidarity with Puerto Rico as it faces a serious financial and economic crisis and currently has a debt of more than US$70 billion that it cannot afford to repay.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Trondheim, 2016